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Pilot Of Small Plane Lands In Danbury Pond

Small plane lands in pond in Danbury, Conn. on July 24, 2014 (Credit: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton)

Small plane lands in pond in Danbury, Conn. on July 24, 2014 (Credit: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton)

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DANBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The pilot of a small, single-engine plane escaped serious injury after landing the aircraft short of its intended runway in Danbury on Thursday.

The pilot was attempting to land at the Danbury Municipal Airport at around 7:30 p.m. when the plane came up short and landed in a nearby pond at 30 Miry Brook Road instead, CBS 2 reported.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was rescued by a fire boat. He suffered minor injuries and was being evaluated on the scene, CBS 2 reported.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted a picture of the plane resting upright in shallow water. The mayor said in a tweet the pilot appeared to be all right.

About 20 fire department and EMS units responded to the incident.

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